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Why we decided to create a blog on Governance

We’d been thinking for a while about sharing our experiences, thoughts and ideas from our work over the last 7 years with the boards of directors of the non-profit organisations we have partnered and partner...

Board and fundraising, whatever you call it

Working with Boards is a significant part of my consultancies. Among the most recent ones, I have developed a Board coaching with a nonprofit organization in the field of international cooperation, in particular working with children’s and women’s health.   [for those who, perhaps, had no idea what Board coaching is: it is a side-by-side…

When a step back is a step forward

It has been a period of virtual meetings on all possible platforms, remote calls with Boards and fundraisers, redesign of training courses to improve the “user experience” for participants, thoughts on fundraising, fundraisers, international policies. And also webinars watched at impossible times, rigorously deferred, so as not to neglect “food for the mind” and the…

Engagement and fundraising: interview with Giancarlo Della Luna, corporate donor and Board member of the Foundation “Archivio Diaristico Nazionale”

A few weeks ago I trained a class of the Advanced training course “Talenti per il Fundraising”, run by Fondazione CRT (an Italian Foundation based in Turin), on corporate fundraising. This lesson followed another one, a couple of weeks before, dedicated to “Board and fundraising”.Preparing the lesson on corporate, I was looking for case histories…

#strangedays – thoughts at the end of quarantine

This is a different post from the ones we usually publish, in spirit and content.It is a mix of reflections that keep the professional and personal parts together. A sort of point of the situation, after strange and alienating weeks, in which thoughts, when I sat down to write, flowed spontaneously. These have been complex…

Governance and women leadership: interview with Helene Wolf, co-founder of FAIR SHARE of Women Leaders

I met Helene at IFC, where she lead an interesting session on women leadership … that I could not avoid to participate!Helene is one of those people with whom share a common ground of thoughts and projects about meaningful questions – sometimes it happens and generate lots of new ideas!I appreciated her approach to feminist…

“Perfect numbers are rare just like perfect men”

[The quote by Rene Descartes is to underline the trouble to find the alleged perfection (which I think does not belong to Earth … luckily, I would say), even regarding the professional dimension. However, talking about perfection – and this is the sense of the title of the blogpost – I have used the number…